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Playlist of the Week Mar 3 – Mar 9

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In Celebration of Dominican Independence Day (Feb. 27th) La Carretera - Prince Royce “La Carretera” is the fourth song from the Dominican-American's fifth album “Five.” Although his newest album dropped just this past week, he actually released “La Carretera” as the first single May of 2016. This thre...

“Future” just more of the same

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Without much pomp and circumstance, the Atlanta rap star known as Future has released two full-length albums in the span of one week. The first, announced on Instagram only three days before it was released, is the self- titled “FUTURE.” The 62-minute LP jumps through 17 different tracks while manag...

Jordan Peele breaks in with “Get Out”

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

With the 89th Academy Awards finally behind us—though the controversy will continue to linger indefinitely—we can all shift our focus to films in 2017.  Going into Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” I had little to no set expectations.  I expected a goofy or campy horror flick f...

A talk with Short. Sweet. Film Fest’s Creator

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Short. Sweet. Film Festival is six festivals strong, and will have their seventh this weekend Mar. 3-5 at the Alex Theater, which is a part of the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Downtown Cleveland. Mike Suglio, a Case Western Reserve University graduate, co-created the festival, and we got to chat a bit...

What to do this Weekend Mar 3 – Mar 5

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday Mar. 3 Short. Sweet. Film Fest: Mar. 3-5 at The Alex Theater at the 9. Friday, Mar. 3 is Local Filmmakers’ Night. The doors open at 6 p.m. and films will run from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., followed by live music and a local filmmaker social event. Saturday, Mar. 4, the doors open at 11 a.m. and films wi...

Playlist of the Week Feb 24 – Mar 2

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“We Exist” – Arcade Fire Last Monday, Arcade Fire announced their 2017 European tour starting mid-June to support their new album due later this year. The Montreal-based indie staple is preparing to release their fifth LP after a busy four years of touring and recording. After reinventing th...

What to do this weekend Feb 24 – Feb 26

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 24 Passport to Cleveland: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Lago Custom Events (1091 W. 10th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113)  Passport to Cleveland is an event hosted by CLEseats to showcase the amazing restaurants throughout the Cleveland area. At this event, guests will receive complimentary drink tickets a...

A spark in the middle of winter

Daniel Jagaselvan, Contributing Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On an unusually warm night in February, a few friends and I went down to the Flats West Bank to experience this year’s Brite Winter Art + Music Festival. Thousands of people gathered to enjoy event tents, food trucks, local breweries and music all for the free price of admission. The festival ...

Charlie Day and Ice Cube pull their punches

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Charlie Day is one of the most beloved comedians hitting up the American circuit of sitcoms and comedies.  He’s done great work in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," “Horrible Bosses,” and “The LEGO Movie.”  But unfortunately for the viewer, his new film, “Fist Fight,” feels like an...

John Wick: Chapter 2

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Resuming where the last one left off, both in story and intensity of violence, “John Wick: Chapter 2” is 122 minutes of action, killing and stunning visual storytelling.  Keanu Reeves reprises his role of John Wick, the guy who goes on a mass killing spree after the Russian mafia kills his dog and...

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